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Office of the Dean

The dean is the leader of the college. In addition to numerous administrative duties, the dean works collaboratively with the college's department heads, research center directors and assistant deans to develop and implement the college's myriad initiatives and realize its goals and vision. The administrative staff in the Office of the Dean supports the dean and the college at large.


Jorge Vanegas

Dean, Professor of Architecture
979.845.1223
jvanegas@tamu.edu

Jorge A. Vanegas, Ph.D., has served as dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture for the last 12 years. He began serving as interim dean of the college on July 9, 2008 and was appointed dean by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on July 17, 2009. To date, he is the longest serving dean of a college at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Vanegas holds many leadership and professional positions on top of his role as dean, including:

He also has courtesy appointments as a professor in the College of Engineering and a research professor in the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

Dr. Vanegas has served as a technical advisor and a regular contributor to activities of different academic institutions, organizations, and companies in the United States and internationally. He has also served on multiple boards for several research and education centers. He has received national and international recognition and awards for his scholarly accomplishments in research, teaching and service. Since 1988, he has focused his scholarly and professional activities primarily on:

A registered architect in Colombia, Dr. Vanegas holds a degree in Architecture from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He earned his master of science and doctorate degrees in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University, California.

 


Associate and Assistant Deans

 

Dawn Jourdan
Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
979.847.9351
dawnjourdan@arch.tamu.edu


Leslie Feigenbaum
Dean of International Programs and Initiatives
979.845.7886
leslief@tamu.edu


Cecilia Giusti
Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Associate Professor 979.458.4304
cgiusti@arch.tamu.edu


Shelley Holliday
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students
979.845.7885
sholliday@tamu.edu


Chris Novosad
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
979.845.1258
cjn@tamu.edu


Katie Reed
Assistant Dean of Graduate Students
979.845.6579
kreed@arch.tamu.edu


Tommie Ward
Assistant to the Dean and Chief of Staff
979.845.1223
tward@arch.tamu.edu

Contact Information

Mailing Address
College of Architecture
3137 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3137